Tim Hansen is a composer, songwriter and music educator. He is currently composer in residence at Santa Sabina College, and Artistic Administrator for Synergy Percussion. He is a co-founding director of New York-based music collectives W4 and exhAust Australian New Music ensemble, and a shortlist of ensembles he has composed for include Synergy Percussion, the Song Company, Contemporaneous, JACK quartet, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, and TRANSIT.
Residency credits include the Bang on a Can Summer Institute, Norfolk Contemporary Music Festival, Avaloch Farm New Music Institute and twice artist-in-residence at Hill End, NSW. In addition to being shortlisted for the APRA Professional Development award in 2010 and 2013, Tim has been awarded the Frank Ponton Memorial Prize and the Darwin International Guitar Festival Composition Prize.
Tim has created two online lessons for TED on music, is part of Musica Viva’s ‘Musician in the Classroom’ program, has created several online learning series for US-based music education website Soundfly, and worked extensively with youth arts organisations including Australian Theatre for Young People, Canberra Youth Theatre and Shopfront Youth Theatre.